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« on: April 12, 2005 05:57:59 PM »

Ok, so I was overly enthusiastic.  It was my second month of kniting.  I was feeling confident because I had made a hat and like, three scarves.  I bought a pound of bright red Red Heart worsted weight acrylic yarn.  I thought I was going to knit a sweater.  I'm kind of scared to try that! All of this yarn has just been sitting here for three months! Now what should I do with all this yarn?!?!

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2005 07:32:58 PM »

Here's what I did with my leftover Red Heart yarn that I bought when I was newish to knitting...I made "snuggles" for animals in shelters.  Basically, I did square samplers of all kinds of stitches I wanted to try out. It was fun, and I wasn't stressed about messing up like I would be with a sweater because the animals don't notice!  Lots of shelters need these animal blankets because the poor kitties and doggies would otherwise be in cold metal cages or on cement floors, etc, and having a little blankie they can snuggle in means so much to them.

Here's a link to the Hugs for Homeless Animals project, which talks about the program and how you can help: 
http://www.h4ha.org/snuggles/

And here's another link to some stitches that are fun to try out:
http://knitting.about.com/library/blstitches.htm

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005 09:43:33 AM »

That's a good idea.  I have an old stash of acrylic I've been trying to unload from old afghan projects and bad impulse buying.  There's a bunch of places in Columbus I can donate to!  I didn't even know they would take that sort of stuff. 

Thanks for the link justlease!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005 09:58:55 AM »

Yeah, I have tons of acryllic lying around, still, too.  It's so sad because I can barely stand touching the stuff anymore and that makes me feel like a snot and I don't want to feel like a snot.

What's kind of funny is that my cat is a fiber snob....he ignores the snuggles I make out acryllic, but totally lies all over (or tries to eat) any lovely yarn or project. Case in point:   I was working on some baby booties out of angora, and one was half done and on DPNs. I'd made the mistake of leaving it on the couch. Later I found my goofyass cat with his head positioned directly on the bootie, with the pointy needles poking out all over the place. looking happy as a clam.  *eye roll*
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